From November 2018 Cyber Essentials will be a requirement for Law society members signed up to the popular Lexcel Standard. Cyber Essentials lets everyone know that you take Cyber Security seriously and have measures in place to keep their information secure and as s an IASME Licensed Certification Body, ACS offers fixed fee packages of consultancy, audit and certification for organisations seeking to secure Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus security standards.
Last year, over four billion data records were compromised
worldwide. A 400% increase over the previous two years…
…and with new GDPR compliancy requirements being
introduced in May 2018, and threats of fines...
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), there
are around 4.2 million people working from home. That means
the number of home workers has increased by nearly a fifth
in the last...
For businesses to increase their
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their operational efficiency, it is necessary to embrace the
right technology. Here we have provided you with three small
business trends that will help your business...
Technology has become an integral part of all business
activities. Every business task is highly dependent on the
use of technology and requires at least basic understanding
Whether it is for marketing...
Cybercrime is expected to cost the world $6 trillion in
damages by 2021, proving once again that no matter the size
of your business, you could be a target.
Cyber Essentials is a...
In the last decade we have witnessed the unparalleled
innovation of digital technologies that have sent ripples
across the business world. Today, technology has reached a
level where there are new levels of...
A disaster recovery plan is a must for every organisation as
nobody can ever predict what may happen and when.
Having a plan in place assures an organisation that your
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Not every business is facing immediate cyber threats, but we all have to remain proactive in protecting our businesses to make sure we stay amongst the unaffected. After all, as with many things, those that fail to prepare get hit the hardest.
This blog shares advice on where to start with your business security and how ACS could help you.
"Cyber Security is a board level issue that defines an organisation's success."
But like many things, to mitigate the threat of Cyber Crime, you must understand it. Take a look at today's blog, which further explores the current world of Cyber Security.
Competition and disruption are rife within the world of business and the increasing presence of smart devices, cloud technologies and big data is creating something that giants of industry are calling "Digital Transformation."
But how important is the human element in all of this transformation?
ACS' head of Cloud Solutions, Stephen, shares how discussions with two different clients inspired him to reflect further on the significance of WiFi for businesses and how Maslow's modernised Hierarchy of Needs.
Cloud Technology is a subject that is discussed A LOT!
In today's blog, Hannah takes a look at what an SME business could look like in 5 years time if they DO and DO NOT embrace cloud technology.
Have you ever heard somebody say that SME's are the lifeblood of the UK Economy?
In this blog, we look at the challenges that UK SME's face today and how Unified Communications can help overcome such challenges.
Has your business reached the point where your internal IT resource isn't enough to help drive your business forward? Your business is growing, you are introducing more remote employees into your workforce, or you are fed up of downtime and simply need to step it up when it comes to your IT.
In this blog we address some of the high level things that you should consider when weighing up your IT support options...
If you were to ask a group of people what their opinion on 'The Cloud' is, you are likely to receive a medley of answers.
In this blog, one of our newest family members, Sam, takes a look at the market predictions for the future of Cloud Technology.
This year's Premier League victory for Leicester City Football club came as a surprise to some.
Here is how wearable technology helped the team on their road to success...
Starting tomorrow, Wednesday 30th March to Friday 1st April, Microsoft is holding its annual Build conference for developers in San Francisco.
Here is a breakdown of what we should expect this year...
The 'digital classroom' is a conversation topic that never sits still as the relationship we have with technology allows the classroom to be an ever-changing environment.
But the real question is, how close are we to the digital classroom? To help you answer that question, here are 5 of the top Education predictions for 2016.
It's 2016! Welcome to a brand new year everyone!
ACS is now officially in its 21st year of business, and to celebrate, we wanted to share with you some of the predicted Technology and Workplace trends that the year has in store.
People are calling them the laptop killers but which one really comes up trumps? The battle between Apple & Microsoft is no longer PC vs Mac, it is now all about battle of the super tablets.
Our Marketing Executive, Hannah, shares some of her personal highlights from Microsoft's Future Decoded 2015.
On Friday morning, ACS and the Northamptonshire Chamber were host to 32 people for the first of The Cloud Academy series. The event was a huge success with businesses from multiple sectors gathering to discuss how cloud technology can make day to day asks easier.
TalkTalk, a huge player in the mobile phone market, announced last Thursday that they have been subject to a cyber-attack. The company has since confirmed that the personal and banking details of customers may have been accessed by hackers.
Microsoft has taken its time with the development of Windows 10 and you can definitely tell when you look at some of it's defining features.
For the first time ever the smartphone is the UK’s most popular device for going online!
We know that people today connect with digital content more than ever and day by day it is easy to see that more and more people are working on the move...
Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite, otherwise known as EMS is Microsoft's answer to mobile device management. The product is built from a combination of cloud solutions that allow businesses to better manage their mobile devices, apps, and the various user requirements that come with mobile working.
Windows 10 is available today and the reviews are already circling the market. The new operating system is currently available free to all Windows users, both existing and new. Has this new OS started a new era for the technology giant?
Welcome to the third and final blog of the series: Top tips when changing business devices. Last time we discussed what to consider when changing the tablet devices within your business, today we will look at the almighty smartphone.
Global brands are benefiting from Office 365, take a look at what they have to say about the solution.
Welcome to the second post in our blog series of "Top tips when changing business devices." Following our blog on what to think about when changing your laptop, here are some top tips on what to consider when changing tablet devices, especially within a business capacity.
It is difficult knowing where to start when looking for new devices for your business. This blog series will share some of our top tips on what to consider when making these changes. Let's start with Laptops.
Skype for Business has been introduced to the market as the enterprise version of our beloved Skype. You can now use the platform within your business with the peace of mind that it is secure, compliant, and controllable.
5 top tips on how to maximise mobile working within your business.
When contemplating how to develop mobility and collaboration using Office 365 there is a lot to consider, it can be hard to know where to start. ACS work closely with clients to ensure that all preparations are made prior to looking at migration.